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Julz422

Julz422

Joined June 2016

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Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
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Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
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I loved this book. I highlighted so many things. Smith makes a great case for Augustine without being preachy and really humanizes him. I also love all of the postmodern and existential thinkers Smith uses as well to make his case. I recommend this for Catholics and non-Catholics! I think we can all benefit from this book.

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Don‘t want to take the tree down, don‘t want break to end. #indenial #teacherlife

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Going to finish my Re-read of Confessions and then tackle this next! Excited!

Owlizabeth 🤓 3w
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Been on my list for a while. About to read allllll the books this break 🙏🎄🎁🎅🎉

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Sugar Run: A Novel | Mesha Maren
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The first half of this I was super into. It started to drag out a little in the middle and then left me wanting a little more detail in the end.

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Re-reading this in its entirety for the first time in 20 years...I can see why 18 yo Julia was so into it 😁

cmastfalk It‘s been at least that long since I‘ve read it too. 4w
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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This just came in from my library holds 🙌👏👏👏

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Mehso-so

I have read more in depth and thought provoking spiritual books, some by James Martin himself. Still, this was an easy read and still provides some reflection on some favorite writers and Christ.

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Officially Thanksgiving Break. Tree is up and I have 5 days to read and relax 👏👏👏 #thankful #staycation

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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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I‘m sure this book is very good, but I just couldn‘t get into it and I had to return it to my library. Maybe next summer

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Sugar Run: A Novel | Mesha Maren
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Perfect fall day! Finally! 🙏🍂🍁

Hestapleton That book was so good! 2mo
Julz422 @Hestapleton I‘m into it!! 2mo
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Sugar Run: A Novel | Mesha Maren
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Got this yesterday when at the #RVABookFestival with @Owlizabeth. Today is the perfect rainy reading day!

Owlizabeth You know that‘s what I‘m doing!!! 3mo
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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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Starting this one today...heard good things! Let‘s see how it goes

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book is SO GOOD. I can‘t believe her story is real. She‘s an inspiration and a survivor. She‘s a great writer and her story is tragic but also transcendent. I found out after I picked this up that half of the other teachers at school had read it and loved it, too. I can‘t say enough about how unbelievable her story is!

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Current spiritual women‘s group read 🙏

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1) Mozart in the Jungle- loved the show but the book‘s tone was way off. Couldn‘t finish it😜🤷‍♀️
2) 30 Rock
3) protein bar on weekdays, eggs and bacon on weekends!
4) ET 😁👽
5) Pink Educated 😂

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Ive been so on the go lately. It‘s so nice to have a quiet AM to read as the summer winds down and there are hints of fall 📚📖🙌💕🍂☀️🍁

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I am totally biased because this book was written by one of my best friends, but as a teacher I found it immensely inspiring and motivating. John gives a bunch of ideas for the classroom and explains how and why these theories work. I am so proud of my friend and so inspired as a teacher. Highly recommend 😊

Julz422 @Owlizabeth thanks for adding the hashtag! 4mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Pretty alright Labor Day Weekend 🍷#VA

Reviewsbylola Looks perfect! 5mo
Owlizabeth Jealoussssss 5mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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End of summer means some back to school inspired reads

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This is one of the books that followed me around this summer. It made my heart swell in so many ways. I loved hearing about her life before Barack and also about their courtship. And her voice is so honest and clear throughout. She pulls no punches at the end when describing how she felt to hand over everything to Trump, but keeps it classy. I just love and miss them 😭😭😭

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Have to plug this book by one of my besties. I just started it, but already have found so much inspiration to start my school year. And I love re-hearing his familiar stories! We both went to undergrad together and each started teaching 10 years ago...so proud of my friend! If you are teacher, check it out!!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Summer reading continues waterside for a few last days

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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River day before I go back to school in a week or so 😭 Making the most of what‘s left of my summer! #summer #teacherlife

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage | Martin James
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This book has been on a Pilgrimage of sorts with me this summer! Just finished it on yet another beach. I enjoyed this book very much. Having just returned from the Holy Land myself, I could picture the places Martin describes. I also appreciated his personal retelling and reflections on the Scriptures from the places that he visited.You don‘t have to be a Scripture scholar to appreciate, though! He explains it all in plain language.

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage | Martin James
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Another book and beach moment ❤️☀️👍

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage | Martin James
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In Ohio this week, visiting the fam. I do love Ohio summers. They are perfecting for reading outside 😊❤️☀️

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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This book went everywhere with me so far this summer: DC, the pool, the beach, NC, GA...and it took me on a ride as well 😂 Between catching up on Riverdale and reading this, I couldn‘t believe one thing after another, but I wanted to keep reading. No wonder they made this into a TV show. So many things happens to these main characters that it is unbelievable, yet I still want to know what happens next 😂

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Another summer reading spot #NC #vacay

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Asheville reading 🏞😍

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Today‘s reading spot 😎☀️ #summer #rva

Owlizabeth You are so good at summering 7mo
Julz422 @Owlizabeth thank you 💁‍♀️ 7mo
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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A favorite spot in DC is also a great place to read 😍☕️ #summer

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Today‘s summer reading spot 🙌😎

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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So, my friend told me about this One New Cocktail A Day Challenge that she tried before her 40th birthday. The challenge is simple: make one new cocktail with a new recipe that you‘ve never tried each day for however long you freaking want to 😂😜🍸🍹🥃 I have accepted this challenge for my summer. Today‘s cocktail: Cucumber Elderflower Gimlet. Cheers to summer!

rather_be_reading sounds fun! 7mo
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Recently watched the first two seasons of Outlander on Netflix. They so rudely don‘t have the next couple of seasons streaming yet sooooo went to the library on one of my first days of summer to find the source 😂🤷‍♀️📚

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage | James Martin
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First time on the beach for 2019! Last week of school! Summer is here! 🙌🌴🔥😎

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Mehso-so

Ooo man. This took me a while to read. I am a fan of Gladwell‘s Revisionist History podcast so a friend leant this to me. The points that are made in this book are noteworthy and Gladwell uses a lot of studies, research, and examples to back them up. But it‘s a lot of studies. Like a lot. The book is mainly examples and tests which I appreciate but made it tough to sit down and enjoy reading.

hjreviews I felt the same way about the amount of tests and studies included. I wish there was more written about how to apply the given information to our lives 7mo
Julz422 @hjreviews agree completely! 7mo
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Jesus: A Pilgrimage | Martin James
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Starting to get into some summer reading! Picked this up after my trip to the Holy Land this year. Can‘t wait to relive some of those moments and places. I also can‘t wait to have the whole summer to soak up some sun, relax, and read! 🙌☀️ #teacherlife

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Can‘t recommend this enough. It was on my list before the Hulu show, but the show definitely prompted me to read it and didn‘t steer me astray. I could relate so much to many parts and Lindy West gives me some hope for our future 👏👏 We need more voices like hers!

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Using this for some spiritual reading 🙏 such an important message

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Ending Spring Break the way that it started: reading on the roof ☀️

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Yay for Spring Break and for reading! I am a fan of Busy Philipps, but I enjoyed this even more than I thought I would. As a 90s preteen/teen, I appreciated her own coming of age stories from that period. Even though hers include being ON Dawson‘s Creek, not watching it 😜

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Spring Break Staycation Day 2! 🙌📚📚

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Out with the old, in with the new! Excited for this one

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Mehso-so

Oof. This one took a while. It started slow for me and would pick up and then slow again. Lots of ebbs and flows, maybe too many. But finally finished it because I don‘t like to give up on books.

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Been wanting to read this for a while. Seemed like a good time to pick it up after watching the Aidy Bryant iteration recently on Hulu 👌🙌

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Such a beautiful day today. Finally getting back into some books. Been working on this one for a while 😂😜 #perseverance

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I really enjoyed this. I identified with a lot of what she wrote about as we are from about the same generation, give or take a couple of years. I also recently made a similar roadtrip-albeit with friends- but have had my fair share of solo journeys. Jacobson is a great writer. There are some beautifully written passages. Definitely recommend for someone who is around my age and like minded 😊

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Richmond's Unhealed History | Benjamin Campbell
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This was a great read. It was a tough read in that the author so clearly lays out all of the atrocities this city has committed and has seen since its foundation. If you like history, albeit Unhealed History, i recommend this book. I think it is an important read, too, to understand all of the underlying racism and inequality that still lies beneath the surface in much of Our American culture

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Richmond's Unhealed History | Benjamin Campbell
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Snow delay means a little extra time to read this AM! Here‘s hoping it turns into a full snow day! 🙏🤞🤞